Apartment Giardino Segreto
Strada Maggiore, 100, 40125 Bologna, Italy –
Excellent location – rated 9.9/10! (score from 32 reviews)
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The secret garden < Giardino Segreto > is a charming apartment in a place full of charm and history. Located inside the third circle of the walls of Bologna, it is near Porta Maggiore. The house preserves traces of its ancient past: wooden beams, a wrought iron railing with spear points and, in the garden, the recent discovery of an hidden environment (today underground), perhaps used for military purposes as the apartment borders with the Casa del Capitano (to be continued...). The Giardino Segreto is a charming and relaxing 484 square feet apartment recently restored with all comforts to give you a very Bolognese's exp. Please note that to access the bathroom you need to go through the bedroom.
My name's Pier and with my wife Anto are very glad to meet personally our guests at Giardino Segreto. We love Art and Design and we are pleased to talk about...
The secret garden <Giardino Segreto> is just a few meters from Porta Maggiore, the southern gate of the city of Bologna, located on Via Emilia, a Roman road built in 189 BC by the Roman consul Marco Emilio Lepido. Over the centuries, the gate of Strada Maggiore, Bologna’s main gate since the 13th century, commissioned by Pope Julius II to be fortified in 1507 to defend the city from the south, has seen kings and emperors, popes and chieftains: among all Clement VII and Charles V in the months before the Crowning of the Holy Roman Emperor in Bologna in 1530. Porta Maggiore defended Bologna with a real fortified citadel, of which part of the walls remained and the Casa del Capitano, which borders the < Giardino Segreto>. From here starts Strada Maggiore, the only street in Bologna to have preserved the ancient Latin name of strata, or paved street, as is clear from the chronicles of 1182. Dante writes of Strada Maggiore in his De vulgari eloquentia highlighting how the spoken language even differed between the Bolognese of via San Felice and those of Strada Maggiore.
Languages spoken: English, Italian
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Area Info– Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Closest Landmarks *
Santo Stefano Church0.4 miles
University of Bologna0.4 miles
Parrocchia di San Maria Lacrimosa0.5 miles
Via Zamboni0.5 miles
Church San Giacomo Maggiore0.5 miles
Pinacoteca Nazionale0.5 miles
Teatro Comunale di Bologna0.5 miles
La Macchina del Tempo0.6 miles
Towers of Bologna0.6 miles
Mercato Di Mezzo0.6 miles
Restaurants & Markets *
Misterlino Cafe/Bar0 miles
Bar Bistrot Cafe/Bar0.1 miles
Coop Supermarket0.1 miles
da Silvio Restaurant0.2 miles
Scaccomatto Restaurant0.3 miles
Gelatauro Cafe/Bar0.4 miles
Closest Airports *
Guglielmo Marconi Airport4.1 miles
Peretola Airport48.2 miles
Giuseppe Verdi Airport56.9 miles
Most Popular Landmarks *
Santa Maria della Vita0.6 miles
Archiginnasio di Bologna0.7 miles
Quadrilatero Bologna0.7 miles
Piazza Maggiore0.7 miles
Via Indipendenza0.9 miles
San Michele in Bosco1 miles
Museum for the Memory of Ustica1.6 miles
Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca3 miles
Fico Eataly World3 miles
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No parking available.
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Freedom to eat when you want
- Wine glasses
- Dining table
- Coffee machine
- Cleaning products
- Electric kettle
- Washing machine
- Wardrobe or closet
- Free toiletries
- Body soap
- Walk-in shower
- Toilet paper
- Bathtub or shower
- Attached bathroom
Space for everyone to be together
- Dining area
- Sitting area
Media & Technology
Fun for everyone under one roof
- Flat-screen TV
- Mosquito net
- Hypoallergenic pillow
- Non-feather pillow
- Socket near the bed
- Trash cans
- Sofa bed
- Drying rack for clothing
- Hardwood or parquet floors
- Tile/Marble floor
- Interconnecting room(s) available
- Ironing facilities
Pets are not allowed.
- Shower chair
- Entire unit located on ground floor
Sit back and relax
- Outdoor furniture
- Outdoor dining area
- Outdoor furniture
Food & Drink
- Bottle of water
- Bike tours
- Private apartment in building
Outdoor & View
Enjoy the view
- Inner courtyard view
- Garden view
- Bikes available (free)
- Air conditioning
- Smoke-free property
- Non-smoking rooms
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2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
You need to let the property know what time you'll be arriving in advance.
Until 10:00 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to apartment type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Refundable damage deposit
A EUR200 damage deposit is required on arrival (around USD221.91). This deposit will be fully refunded at check-out, as long as there isn't any damage to the property.
Children & Beds
Children of all ages are welcome.
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This property doesn't offer cribs.
This property doesn't offer extra beds.
No age restriction
There's no age requirement for check-in
Payments by Booking.com
Booking.com takes your payment for this stay on behalf of the property, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.
Smoking is not allowed.
Parties/events are not allowed
Guests need be quiet between 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM.
Pets are not allowed.
Please inform Giardino Segreto of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.
A damage deposit of EUR 200 is required on arrival. That's about 221.91USD. This will be collected as a cash payment. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full, in cash, subject to an inspection of the property.